Google Launches New Continuous Delivery Platform

On Tuesday Google announced Cloud Build, a new continuous delivery platform for building, delivering and testing cloud-based applications.

According to Google, Cloud Build is designed to work within a variety of environments, including Kubernetes, Firebase, serverless and virtual machines. It has built-in integration for Kubernetes Engine, App Engine, Cloud Functions and Firebase, plus the company recommends "Spinnaker with Cloud Build for creating and executing complex pipelines."

Google is pushing the ease of deployment with the new software, as well as the platform's flexibility ("builds in any language" and "complete control over the steps you want to perform as a part of build, test, and deploy"), the ability to build into containers or non-container artifacts, and the speed of those builds ("extremely fast").

Users can choose to build locally or in the cloud. And they receive 120 free "build-minutes" per day and 10 concurrent builds free with Cloud Build. More information on pricing can be found here.

A quick-start guide can be found here.

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